The League of Reason Presents... Episode 3: The Military Secular Complex

The League of Reason Presents... is the barely new, brand new podcast created by members of The League of Reason forum. Surprisingly enough.

We differ in tone and content from the original League of Reason Show, now cunningly disguised and creeping up behind the anti-science brigade as The Magic Sandwich Show over on YouTube, the most obvious aspect being that we are producing a podcast and not a live call-in show (not that we won't take calls!).

Our aim is to bring our diverse and versatile members together with a new level of interaction and participation. Along with our main topic of discussion, we also give members (yes, any of them) the opportunity to abuse us with shameless self-promotion by submitting content* (this could be - but by no means limited to - an essay on a particular topic for our hosts to discuss, an episode-themed parody song, or a poem you're proud of and want to share with the world). You could be an interviewee or perhaps even host a show! We won't be sticking to any rigid segments outside of the main discussion, so paraphrasing someone funnier than I, the world is our mollusc!

Of course, if none of that is your bag (yeah, I typed that. Sorry), you can still contribute over at the forum by posting episode themes you'd like us to tackle or give us suggestions and links (and criticism, of course) for consideration. Think of it as a sort of digital Woodstock... or don't because there are far to many problems with that analogy.

What follows are links related to the discussion and further reading on this episode's theme, members' contributions, and attributions. We hope you enjoy the show and if you're not a member, we welcome you to go get stuck in!

Discussion Links

League Gossip

Bob Enyart (mp3) - Bewailing his lot.

Bob Enyart on the forum - Transcript courtesy of Brett Palmer.

Bob Enyart's wiki page - Made to make your mouth water.

Lord Byron's bits

Definition of militant according to Merriam-Webster - Cambridge.

Definition of secularism according to Merriam-Webster - Cambridge.

Do people really have the right to practice their religion? by Marco Mavromaras.

The Baroness

'Militant secularisation' taking hold of British society - The Guardian.

We stand by the Pope, fighting for faith - The Daily Telegraph.

Secularism shares the chracteristics of totalitarian regimes: Baroness Warsi strikes again - New Humanist.

Baroness Warsi's Wikipedia entry.

Getting sidetracked

Bishops calls for Christian MPs to rebel over gay marriage - The Daily Telegraph.

The Church is corroborating its irrelevance with its disgusting prejudice against homosexuals - The Daily Mail.

Churches being forced to marry homosexual couples - The Daily Mail.

Back on course

Poll - From the Daily Telegraph.

Poll - The Richard Dawkins Foundation (PDF).

Dawkins claims poll shows religion is largely irrelevant in Britain - The Irish Times article.

Passionate Christian Delia Smith mounts defence of religion in face of 'running battle' with 'militant neo-atheists' - The Daily Mail article.

The alternatives

AronRa - Youtube channel.

Potholer54 - Youtube channel.

The Living Dinosaur - Youtube channel.

Thunderf00t - Youtube channel.

The Amazing Atheist - Youtube channel.

Pat Condell - Youtube channel.

Extra! Extra! Read all abaaaht'it!

Atheists are right to challenge the sins of the Anglican church - The Observer.

Let's avoid a clash of faith and reason - The Observer.

A Yale "computer guru" talks about "The Danger of Crusading Atheists" (video).

Are Atheists Too Aggressive? (Dissecting the above video)

Homosexuals getting married in church Markus Betner

Attributions:

Hosts for this episode were Noth, Inferno, ArthurWilborn, theyounghistorian77, australopithecus, and special guest, the long-dead Lord Byron. Other contributors were Prolescum, CosmicJoghurt, CEbessen and dora.

Music: Languatron's Whimsy

© Pseudo Intellectuals, Inc. 2011. Some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0).

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